Chapter 10 - Building Intelligence: AI Builder on the Power Platform

Democratizing App Development: The Microsoft 365 Way

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AI Builder, integrated within the Power Platform, offers a suite of prebuilt AI models designed to enhance business solutions. These models, including the business reader, category classification, and entity extractor, provide users with the capability to automate processes, gain insights, and make predictions based on their data. By leveraging these models, businesses can streamline operations, make informed decisions, and create more efficient workflows. The Power Platform’s AI Builder is especially beneficial for those looking to harness the power of AI without the need for extensive coding or data science expertise.

AI Builder on Power Platform: A Overview

The Power Platform by Microsoft has always been about empowering users to create solutions that streamline business processes, and with the introduction of AI Builder, this capability has been significantly enhanced. AI Builder is a turnkey solution that allows even those without a background in data science to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in their applications.

1. What is AI Builder? AI Builder is an AI-enhanced data platform integrated within the Power Platform. It provides a user-friendly interface that allows users to build, train, and deploy machine learning models without writing a single line of code. This no-code approach democratizes AI, making it accessible to a broader range of users.

2. Prebuilt AI Models: One of the standout features of AI Builder is its collection of prebuilt AI models. These models cater to common business scenarios and can be easily integrated into Power Apps and Power Automate. Some of the notable prebuilt models include:

3. Custom Models: Beyond the prebuilt models, AI Builder offers tools for users to build and train custom models tailored to their specific needs. This involves using your data to teach the model and then refining it until it achieves the desired accuracy.

4. Integration with Power Platform: The true strength of AI Builder lies in its seamless integration with other Power Platform components. For instance:

5. Data Connectivity: AI Builder is designed to work harmoniously with Microsoft’s data platform, Dataverse, ensuring that data used for model training is easily accessible, consistent, and secure.

6. Licensing and Pricing: While AI Builder comes with its own licensing model, it’s structured to be cost-effective, especially for businesses that are already invested in the Microsoft ecosystem. The pricing varies based on the number of runs and the type of models used.

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AI Builder on the Power Platform represents a significant stride in the democratization of AI. By providing tools that are both powerful and user-friendly, Microsoft ensures that businesses of all sizes can leverage AI to innovate, optimize processes, and deliver value. Whether you’re looking to automate document processing, gain insights from data, or enhance your apps with AI-driven features, AI Builder offers a toolkit to achieve those goals.

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